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Historic

MISS MONTANA MARKS ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY

The Missoula-based Museum of Mountain Flying Douglas C-47 N24320...

Last instructional Spitfire moves on

The last Supermarine Spitfire in the world to be used as an instructional airframe has a new home.

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“I DECIDED IMMEDIATELY TO STRIKE”

Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, was unequivocal:...

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Ultimate Thrill

Four of the UK’s finest warbirds, four highly accomplished...

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P163: MACH 2 RESEARCH AIRCRAFT

DATAFILE Saunders-Roe produced several further mixed-power proposals...

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Military

Indonesia orders Airbus A400M

During the Dubai Airshow on November 18, the Indonesia Ministry Of Defence has placed an order for two Airbus A400M aircraft with a letter of intent (LOI) for the future acquisition of four additional aircraft

The key moments of the Dubai Airshow you need to know

In the 21 months since the last major aviation trade event, the aerospace industry has endured one of its toughest ever periods. So, when the doors of the Dubai Airshow opened on Sunday, it was the clearest signal yet that the sector is starting to return to a degree of normality. Here, Key.Aero rounds up the highlights of the year's biggest show.

NATO RQ-4D Phoenix completes 24hr mission

A NATO Air Ground Surveillance (AGS) RQ-4D Phoenix has completed its first ever 24-hour long mission after departing to the Black Sea region and returning 24hrs later to its home air base in Sigonella, Italy, on November 16

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Commercial

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Emirates Reveals Shortest A380 Route

OFFICIALS AT Muscat International have welcomed news that Emirates...

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WestJet Link Marks Successful First Year

News Review • Americas (Photo Acefitt/Wikimedia Commons)...

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Air New Zealand Selects 787-10

(Photo Boeing) PACIFIC CARRIER Air New Zealand (ANZ) is to...

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Airbus Launches Longest Range Single-Aisle Airliner

News Review • International EUROPEAN MANUFACTURER Airbus...

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Airliner Deliveries

The latest commercial aircraft deliveries from manufacturers...

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Flight Simulation

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Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 7

This edition we discuss the circuit pattern in more detail…...

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Aerosoft's CRJ 700/900 X

Aerosoft’s short-haul jet is ready for take-off The...

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Air-Child VA

The VA that takes the concept of community to a whole new level...

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Upcoming Events

Duxford Summer Air Show D-Day 80

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We will pay tribute to this momentous anniversary by welcoming nine historic Dakotas – the aircraft synonymous with the D-Day landings – to the skies of Duxford for a series of dramatic flypasts over the weekend and a mass historic parachute jump over the historic airfield on Saturday 1 June."

McConnell AFB - Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow

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Wichita, United States

US Air Force airshow

Danish Air Show

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Aalborg, Denmark

The air show website says: "The audience will experience a packed programme, where Danish transport aircraft, helicopters and fighters will perform a tactical demonstration and both Danish and foreign military aircraft will be on show on the ground and in the air."

Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage states: "our Race Day Air Show celebrates the passion Richard Shuttleworth had for racing, both on the ground and in the air...
[and] brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of full action both on our grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies."

Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom

The event webpage says: "We are thrilled to announce that the spectacular Flying Proms will return for another exciting evening of entertainment, both in the air and on ground. Enjoy a full symphony orchestra, accompanied by a gracefully choreographed air display and the unique climax of a firework display and airborne pyrotechnics to music."

Dover AFB - First State Airshow

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Dover AFB, United States

US Air Force airshow